The 2017 Robert The Bruce Dinner

The City of Stirling branch of the Scottish National Party would like to invite you to its 12th Annual Robert the Bruce Dinner on Friday, 3rd March 2017 in the ballroom of The Golden Lion Hotel, 8-10 King Street, Stirling, FK8 1DQ, from 7:00pm – 11:30pm.

Robert the Bruce was King of the Scots from 1306 until his death in 1329 and was one of the most famous warriors of his generation, eventually leading Scotland during the Wars of Scottish Independence against England. He fought successfully during his reign to regain Scotland’s place as an independent nation and is today remembered in Scotland as a national hero.

The City of Stirling SNP branch has held this event annually since 2006, not only as a way of celebrating his life and times but to cement his place in Scottish history in the form of a commemorative dinner. The event, although an SNP branch fundraiser, is open to non-members, in fact anyone who believes in due recognition for one of Scotland’s greatest sons.

Our guest speakers on the night will be Angus Brendan MacNeil, Member of Parliament for Na h-Eileanan an Iar and Chairman of the Energy and Climate Change Select Committee at Westminster, and also popular local Stirling archeologist, Dr Murray Cook. Also joining us will be our MSP Bruce Crawford, and the evening will be chaired by our local MP Steven Paterson.


Included in the ticket price is a three-course meal and there will be a raffle with some great prizes as well as some top musical entertainment in the form of Scottish folk singing legend, Alastair MacDonald.

Tickets are priced at £30.00 each (members) or £35.00 each (non-members) plus a small online booking fee. If you have any queries please telephone our event hotline on 07514 549943 or e-mail us at

All proceeds will go to the campaign fund to fight next May’s council elections.

Running Order (approximate timings)

19:00-19:30 – Guests arrive and seated
19:30-19:45 – Introduction by our chair Steven Paterson MP
19:45-21:00 – Three-course meal
21:00-21:15 – Comfort break and recharge glasses
21:15-21:40 – Guest speakers:
– The Life and Times of Robert the Bruce by Dr Murray Cook
– The Legacy of Robert the Bruce by Angus Brendan MacNeill MP
21:40-22:00 – Music by Alastair MacDonald
22:00-22:15 – Comfort break and recharge glasses
22:15-22:35 – Raffle draw and prizes
22:35-22:40 – Presentation of Honorary Life Membership Award
22:40-23:00 – Music by Alastair MacDonald
23:00-23:10 – Vote of thanks by Cllr Graham Lambie
23:10-23:30 – Event closes



The Bruce and Northern Lights

The Bruce


Fantail of Melon Drizzled with a Raspberry Coulis
Lentil & Vegetable Soup Served with a Bread Roll


Roast Breast of Chicken filled with Haggis served with a Whisky Sauce
Homemade Steak Pie smothered in Rich Gravy topped with Puff Pastry
Chef’s Vegetarian Option of the Day

All of the above served with Fresh Vegetables and Potatoes


Vanilla Cheesecake Drizzled with Caramel Sauce
Hot Apple Pie Served with Fresh Cream


Freshly Brewed Tea & Coffee

You can buy tickets online at Event brite